The entire point of "the Shining" was lost in the movie! Very little emphasis on the boys powers. The book was so engrossing and scary and got me hooked on Stephen King forever, the moving hedges in the maze, hello!!!! I did enjoy putting faces with the characters, but the "shining" was the bond and the thrill and the movie did not depict that at all. But I figure it is hard to put all the written words into a 2 hour script?